The HRIC Daily Brief is a daily selection of news stories and commentary related to human rights in China, drawn from Chinese- and English-language news and online media sources that we monitor daily. In addition to headlines and source links, HRIC also provides English translation of Chinese headlines.

Tuesday, April 06, 2021

Xinjiang (新疆)

China Tries to Counter Xinjiang Backlash With … a Musical?

The New York Times, April 6, 2021

Taiwan (台湾)

China holds aircraft carrier drills in waters near Taiwan
Associated Press, April 6, 2021

Access to Information (公众知情权)

China Adopts Kremlin's 'Information War' Tactics
Voice of America, April 6, 2021

Satirist Jailed For Tweets Cursing Life Under The Ruling Chinese Communist Party
Radio Free Asia, April 5, 2021

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

北京外卖小哥维权者陈国江已被正式逮捕 (Chen Guojiang, rights advocate for delivery workers, is formally arrested)
Radio Free Asia, April 6, 2021

Government Accountability (政府问责)

With Swarms of Ships, Beijing Tightens Its Grip on South China Sea

The New York Times, April 6, 2021

China, US send warships into disputed waters as tensions rise over Whitsun Reef
South China Morning Post, April 5, 2021

Philippines Threatens Daily Protests Over Chinese Ships in South China Sea
BenarNews, April 5, 2021

China cautions Japan as it speaks up before Biden, Suga meet
The Washington Post, April 6, 2021

China Puts Limits on Foreign Banks, Worrying Businesses

The New York Times, April 6, 2021

国务院新闻办公室发表《人类减贫的中国实践》白皮书 (China's State Council Information Office releases “Poverty Alleviation: China's Experience and Contribution” whitepaper)
Beijing News, April 6, 2021

《人类减贫的中国实践》白皮书(双语全文) (Bilingual full text: Poverty Alleviation: China's Experience and Contribution)
China Daily, April 6, 2021

內地近一億農村貧困人口脫貧 當局稱脫貧戶有返貧風險 (Nearly 100 million rural poor are lifted out of poverty; authorities admit many still at risk of returning to poverty)
Radio Television Hong Kong, April 6, 2021

Hong Kong (香港)

Hong Kong’s recent electoral overhaul, national security law can’t be viewed apart, civil service chief tells staff
South China Morning Post, April 6, 2021

Hong Kong electoral changes: debate rages about making it illegal to cast blank votes but city’s biggest opposition party says it’s too early to talk about such tactics
South China Morning Post, April 6, 2021

Storm over M+: is Beijing targeting the Hong Kong museum, or is it just politicians looking to score points?
South China Morning Post, April 6, 2021

Artist navigates red lines to take his protest message to the streets of Hong Kong
Hong Kong Free Press, April 6, 2021

Hong Kong government has made public broadcaster RTHK a place of fear, uncertainty and self-censorship, insider claims
South China Morning Post, April 6, 2021

「認為國家不對也應支持」 教局學校自評套件 老師稱學校因國教壓力納入題目(Teachers say schools are under pressure to include national education-related questions for Education Bureau's schools self-assessment)
Citizen News, April 5, 2021

Assessment Program for Affective and Social Outcomes (2nd Version) (APASO-II)
Education Bureau, September 15, 2016